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Southeast Alaska Cruise

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Trip Length: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Prices from: $5,575 pp/do*

Single Price: $7,470 pp

Sale: Book 9 Months in Advance and Save up to $400 off on 2017 Departures!!
Book by: 05/31/2017

2017 Dates: Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12.

2018 Dates: Jun 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25; Sept 1

Ships: American Spirit

Notes: Port Fees $250 pp.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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The natural wonders of Southeast Alaska.

Cruising Alaska has been popular for decades, but a small ship like the American Spirit can get you up-close to the action. Closer to the shore, you can better see wildlife on land; feel the spray when a piece of glacier falls into the ocean; watch for whale pods and catch your breath when you witness a whale breaching the water! You’ll spend a week as the ‘Alaskan Adventurer’ in search of sights unseen – at least, unseen by you before now.

Natural Wonder of Alaska

Whales, bears, bald eagles and more! Whether you’re walking on glaciers, witnessing part of a glacier crash into the ocean, or kayaking at the foot of a waterfall, you’ll be in awe daily of the beautiful and wondrous majesty of the natural world. In Tracy Arm, you’ll cruise under the 1500 foot high vertical cliffs – and your jaw will drop! In Kake, stop at the Hatchery to watch bears trying to catch their breakfast from the abundant salmon population. Tour Glacier Bay with a National Park Service Ranger, in search of Orcas, Humpback Whales, Brown Bears, and more. Kayak Chilkoot Lake, filled with salmon and home to many birds, including bald eagles. Hear the stories of the ancient people who have always lived here, as well as experience the gold rush era and Klondike Highway.

 

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Embark in Juneau, AK

Begin your cruise with a complimentary excursion through the streets of Juneau, learning about the gold rush era, and a trip to Mendenhall Glacier – a half mile wide, with ice 1000 feet deep! Learn more about the glacier at the Visitor’s Center.

Day 2: Skagway, AK

This town was pivotal during the Gold Rush of 1897, known as the ‘Gateway to the Yukon’! You can choose to ride the rails on a tour to White Pass and Klondike Highway, or choose to stay in Skagway with a Street Car tour of the city.

Day 3: Haines, AK

Our stop in Haines offers two ways to view the natural wonders of Alaska! On the complimentary ‘Nature and Wildlife Expedition’, local naturalists will take you to the ‘Valley of the Eagles’, with six wildlife habitats, home to bald eagles, brown bears, seals, river otters, and more. Or you can choose the Signature Shore Tour that explores Chilkoot Lake’s wildlife habitat by kayak! Watch for salmon swimming into the sea from the river, bald eagles, brown bears, and other birds. Both options highlight the magnificent landscapes of Alaska, from glaciers to snow-capped mountains, and all the lakes, rivers, rainforests and waterfalls in between!

Day 4: Glacier Bay, AK

3.3 million acres. How much of Glacier Bay can you explore in one day? A National Park Service Ranger will join us onboard today to guide us through Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Miles of coastline, filled abundantly with wildlife, including orcas, humpback whales, brown bears and bald eagles. Our ship will stop right in front of a tidewater glacier and we may see and hear the magnificent sounds of a calving glacier! A Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter will also come onboard to share the history and family stories of the native people of Glacier Bay.

Day 5: Kake, AK

This small beachfront village is home to the Kake tribe. The waters of Kake are full of halibut and salmon, making them popular with local bear populations! Kake is also home to the world’s largest totem pole. A guide will take you here to share stories of the people and the land.

Day 6: Petersburg, AK

This fishing village has a strong Norwegian heritage. Take a complimentary walking tour of the town, learning about its rich heritage, the art and Rosemaling that decorate the town, and visit the Clausen Museum, home to artifacts and photographs of the region. For a Signature Shore Tour, ask our agents about heading out on a fishing charter tour – half a day of salmon fishing in Alaska!

Day 7: Tracy Arm & Sawyer Glacier, AK

1500 foot high cliffs – that’s the breathtaking views of Tracy Arm! An expert naturalist will join us onboard to point out sights along the way, including the waterfalls cascading down the fjord, the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier, and the seals hanging out on ice floes.

Day 8: Disembark in Juneau, AK

 

Ask our cruise experts about adding a pre- or post-cruise hotel stay in Juneau for more exploration time!

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